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June 2010

finders keepers
The Finders Keepers Markets was held this weekend at the Old Museum in Herston… so unfortunately, if you missed it, you’ll have to wait another six months or so for the next one. The markets feature independent designers and artists from Brisbane, but also from around Australia. You’ll find prints, clothes, ceramics, fabrics, jewellery, bags, shoes, stationery, and just a general myriad of genuinely delightful things. Take some coins, and maybe some notes too.

worth a letter of love
The tiny yet charming Chocolate to Die For chocolate boutique is now open on Sundays. Exclaim! First you will be delighted by the quaintness of the old style store located in the Anzac Square building on Adelaide Street. The bell will then tinkle  as you enter through the glass door into what is perhaps the most delicious smelling enclosed space in the whole entire world. From behind the shimmering case of hand-crafted truffles will emerge the curly-headed owner, who is one sweet treat herself. She opened the store 11 years ago and is easily one of Brisbane’s friendliest local entrepreneurs. Really, do stop by. The chocolates are as the store’s name suggests, but at least it won’t be a painful death.

sleeping in the winter
We here declare it officially cold. So stay in bed a little longer. We don’t think this one needs too much of an explanation or a specific time or place. All you need is a welcome lack-of-alarm and a cushy pillow to bury your head in.

a night at the pictures
A night at the flicks, complete with a touch of old world glam, always meant a visit to The Regent. The multi-cinema picture palace off  Queen Street is a historic bit of Brisbane architecture that opened its doors way back in 1929. With an amazing vaulted ceiling foyer, marble staircase and vintage ticket booth, the building was designed to reflect the opulence and grandeur of the great Hollywood era. But sadly, this beautiful theatre is set to close this month with council approval to develop the building into a 40- floor office high rise.  Thankfully Brisbanites are taking a stand and you can have your say too: head to savetheregent.com.

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